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HELIX Connex

for researchers

A virtual program for STEM graduate students & early-stage STEM professionals to share their work & career with young researchers. Plus, earn a little extra money on the side!

Skyrocket your communication & leadership.
Inspire the next-generation of 

FACT: Your communication and leadership abilities are more important for a career in academia or industry than your technical skillsets.


FACT: Despite it's importance, many graduate programs fail to provide real-world opportunities for graduate students to speak with non-scientists

Our solution:

HELIX Connex you to classrooms to share your STEM career with eager elementary, middle, and high school students

Upskill your teaching, communication, and engagement skills 

Increase your confidence in public speaking

Practice explaining and demonstrating complex ideas

Gratification to see others learning and appreciating your work

Dr. Josiah Evans, PhD

Cell & Gene Therapy Scientist

"If you can handle the kids, CEOs are no problem" (laughs). But seriously, it's easy, it's fun, it's fulfilling, and you learn how to capture engagement."
Apply in just 10 minutes


• Current STEM graduate student (Masters or PhD) or early career STEM professional

• Work related in some way to genetic technologies (loosely & broadly defined)

• Live in USA and fluent in English 

Review and approval process

1. Fill out and submit the HELIX Connex Application (10-20 minutes)

2. Our team will review your application and respond within 7 days

3. Schedule a 20 min interview

4. Upon acceptance, complete a virtual student engagement training

Accept classroom connexions based on your schedule

Get paid $50/50 minute classroom visit

Join a community of HELIX Ambassadors... back & supporting future scientists!